Wayne Stocks

Vice Chair

Biography

Wayne is a co-founder and partner of Stocks and Strauss Fund Manager, the fund manager of the University Technology Fund (UTF). Wayne is the cofounder of Stocks and Strauss, a permanent capital investment holding company, which has been a founder, angel and growth investor for almost a decade. Wayne serves as the CFO of Smile Identity a US-based Know Your Customer “KYC” platform that combines government ID validation with face recognition to provide the most robust digital KYC solution in Africa. Wayne is a registered chartered accountant and has held various senior and executive finance and commercial positions in South Africa, USA, Dubai and the UK. Wayne and his wife, Nicola, have three children at Bridge House, Reid in Grade 0, Samuel in Grade 3 and Taylor in Grade 5.